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Stereoscopy News Newsletter Issue #4

S3DGA is born

The S-3D Gaming Alliance is born, has a website (www.s3dga.com) and has its first meeting on 17 SEP 2009 at the Hilton in Universal City, CA, USA.

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da Vinci Resolve R-360 3D

da Vinci Systems introduced the Resolve R-360-3D in August ans showcases it at IBC. R-360-3D is a next-generation stereoscopic color grading system that provides a groundbreaking price-performance solution for the growing 3D post-production market.  Powered by the NVIDIA CUDA G.P.U., the Resolve R-360-3D system grades at 30fps with 2K playback . Offered at 30 percent below the cost of previous stereoscopic grading systems, the R-360-3D's speed, power, and affordability easily surpasses any 3D color grading system in its class.

A higher power version called R-560-3D is also demonstrated at IBC. For more information,  visit the daVinci website here.

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3D Stereo MEDIA to be held in Liège, Belgium, on 1-3 Dec 2009

3D Stereo MEDIA is the short name for the “International 3D Stereo Film and Technology Festival.” The event will  feature presentations (with panel discussions), scientific and technical posters, a 3D film festival, an exhibition, and 3D training sessions.

Consult often the regularly updated site www.3dmedia2009.com.

The present newsletter is published in cooperation with the organizers of this event.
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Black Magic Design acquires Da Vinci

Blackmagic Design today announced the purchase of all assets of DaVinci Systems LLC. This purchase means Blackmagic Design will now offer DaVinci Resolve DI color correction systems and DaVinci Revival film restoration products for sale worldwide. DaVinci Resolve works with stereoscopic 3D and 4K. Read the Reuters announcement here.

Low cost Viewsonic projector

Viewsonic’s PJD6381 ultrashort-throw 3D projector features 1024x768 XGA resolution at 120 Hz, 2500 ANSI lumens, and a 2500:1 contrast ratio. The projector is compatible with the two leading stereoscopic 3D technologies from Texas Instruments (DLP Link) and NVIDIA 3D-Vision. The short throw ratio reduces shadowing effects. Street expected price around 1,200 USD.

The new low cost 3D projector PJD6381 from Viewsonic is available now. Viewsonic’s PJD6381 ultrashort-throw 3D projector features 1024x768 XGA resolution at 120 Hz, 2500 ANSI lumens, and a 2500:1 contrast ratio.

Expected street price around 1,200 USD; availability : August 2009. Read the Viewsoinc Press Release here.

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See the full characteristics  on Projector Central here.

Fraunhofer 3D camera assist tool

According to a Fraunhofer press release, FHG-HHI is presenting at IBC in Amsterdam  a stereoscopic analyzer called STAN.This hardware-software combination supports camera operators and production teams in the shooting and processing of 3D film material.

See demonstrations of STAN at IBC 2009, Hall 8, Booth C81.Read the P.R. here on OpenPR.

3D tools from the EDCINE consortium members

Two of the labs doing advanced research on tomorrow's must-have tech belong to the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in Germany and France's media giant Thomson, two members of the European Research consortium EDCINE. Click here to read the paper in Variety about the Fraunhofer and Thomson products.Click here to access the EDCINE project website.

The EasyDCP tool by FHG-IIS is a PC-based DCP encoding solution. You may read its description here.

A new dual head (2 in and 2 out) stereoscopic enabled JPEG 2000 compression/decompression board called 'Pristine' is launched at IBC newt week by IntoPIX, a startup from UCL, the university coordinating the EDCINE project

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StarTrek DAC by Paramount Digital Entertainment

Star Trek: D-A-C is a fast-paced, top-down space shooter where players take the captain’s chair and engage in intense online multiplayer or co-op battles. Pick up and play in your favorite starship and lead your team to victory! The game is currently available on the Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 console and is compatible with the Nvidia® 3D Vision 3D system.

Read the annoucement on VoodooExtreme here

Fixing my Gaze

An extraordinary book from a neuroscientist who lost stereopsis (the 3D vision) and regained it. See the book authors' website here. A real mind opener about the way our brain deals with the sense of depth.

*** All stereographers must read this one. ***

Quote from Discover magazine : “Barry’s buoyant journey into stereovision is an eye-popping ride.” If you want to buy it, check Amazon ; less than 18 USD, rebate included.

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Nokia 3D phone unveiled

Good news for the 3D phone fans were learn at NokiaWorld in September 2009 : Nokia’s 3D mobile phone doesn’t need special glasses. Read the paper from IntoMobile here.

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